Black is the color associated with water, and in feng shui, water equals wealth. But black is considered a very strong color. It’s not an easy color to paint with, which probably is the reason why we don’t see black paint used more in decorating. And that’s unfortunate.
When it comes to key influences in our lives, few are important as the bedroom in feng shui, and in particular, sleep. The time we spend sleeping is so central and important to our lives that the colors we surround ourselves with have a profound influence over us. By selecting a comforter color based on its specific inspiration, we’ll have more impact on this particular area of our lives.
While deciding on the type of car comes easily to most people, deciding on the color of a car can be a stumbling block. Some people simply go with their favorite color, while others mull over color choices by considering factors such as climate, type of vehicle use, or the most practical choice, going with what is least likely to show dirt.
When you want to stimulate more money and income, making sure you incorporate the color blue in your life. From your home to your clothing and jewelry, blue colors bring beautiful water energy into your home, and more income into your life.
In feng shui, every aspiration, whether it’s career, wealth, or love is tied to a direction, such as north, west, or southwest, and each direction is tied to a color, a number and an element. The color green relates to new growth, expansion, hope, new beginnings and the southeast direction. It is this direction that is also associated most with wealth. The southeast relates to small wood, the beginnings of wealth growth. Green is also the color that supports healing and regeneration.
At the beginning of the New Year we buy a new calendar and flip to the first page marked January. We pack up our Christmas decorations, put away our new sweater and gifts and look guiltily at the boxes of chocolates that we leave out “for company.” But few of us really expect a truly new year.
The peach is a highly symbolic fruit in Chinese society and the Taoist religion. The plant is imbued with immortality and the wood is thought to keep away evil spirits and entities. The peach flower is also believed to be able to entrance men. Its petals were thought to possess the ability to cast a romantic spell on them and as such is seen as a romantic symbol by the Chinese.
Red is hot. No, not right now, but all the time. Red has always been an important color. It is one of the colors we choose most often to symbolize something, making it one of the most common of all colors in national flag designs. The color red is also the color of blood, our life force, so it’s no wonder that we’re attracted to it. Red energizes us and makes us hungry. That’s why so many fast food restaurants use the color red in their designs and logos. Red is also a popular color for dining rooms; it keeps us enjoying the food and makes our dining experience livelier.